Local COVID-19 numbers for Friday, June 26

Ted Woodward
June 26, 2020 - 1:58 pm
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Here are the local COVID-19 numbers for Friday, June 26, 2020:

Kansas, with a total population of more than 2.9 million people, has recorded more than  13,500 positive cases of the virus, up 4.4% from Wednesday, and a rise of 12% from a week ago.

The state reported 15 cases in four day care and school clusters, and 18 cases in two sports clusters.

46% of the state's positive cases (down 1%), and 75% of the deaths, have come from clusters of COVID-19. A cluster is defined as "two or more non-household COVID-19 cases identified in a certain timeframe and place." Nearly eight dozen of those clusters have occurred in private businesses, and 45 of those clusters are still active, fewer than mid-week.

23% of Kansas COVID-19 cases have come from meatpacking plants; that number has gone down anther 1%.

58% of Kansas COVID-19 deaths have come in long-term care facilities; that number is up 2% for the week.

Fewer than 6% of all Kansas residents have been tested. 

Among those tested in the state, 92% have tested negative for the coronavirus, and 8% positive; those percentages have remained steady.

The state says fewer than 12% of cases have required hospitalization; that percentage has remained steady.

There have been more than 1,100 hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Kansas, up 4.3% from Wednesday; nearly four dozen added patients have been hospitalized since Wednesday.

The state reports three more deaths from the virus since Wednesday (up 1.1%); there have been 264 deaths in the state. Among the positive cases in Kansas, fewer than 2% have resulted in death; that percentage has gone down slightly. The median age for COVID-19 fatalities in Kansas has ticked back up to 80 years of age.

Sedgwick County has recorded more than 1,000 positive cases, adding 43 new cases (up 4.5%), a much higher rate from last week.There have been 28 COVID-19 deaths in Sedgwick County, with two more deaths since Wednesday. Among the cases in Sedgwick County, 2.8% have resulted in death; that percentage remains steady.

5% of Sedgwick County residents have been tested for COVID-19.

9.6% of the state's positive cases have been recorded in Sedgwick County and its surrounding counties; that number has recenty been increasing.

The highest number of new daily cases (40) was recorded in Sedgwick County on Monday, eclipsing the previous high from late April; however, there is nearly five times as much testing going on now than there was two months ago.

The peak for the rolling 14-day average of the positive percentage of all tests in Sedgwick County came more than two months ago on April 19th, at 12%; that percentage bottomed out below 1% one month ago today, but for the past month it has gradually been going back up; it's now at nearly 4.3% and climbing.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Sedgwick County peaked more than two-and-a-half months ago, in early April. Nine first-admission hospitalizations were recorded in Sedgwick County during the third week of June.

The age range with the highest percentage of hospitalizations in Kansas (21%) are those between the ages of 55-64.

The age range with the highest percentages of positive cases requiring hospitalization in Kansas are those 75-84, with 46% of those cases requiring hospitalization.

The age range with the most positive cases in Kansas (19.6%) are those between the ages of 25-34. In that age range, 4% of cases require hospitalization; that number has ticked up slightly.

Among COVID-19 cases in Kansas, 2.6% have required placement in the ICU, and 1.1% required mechanical ventilation; those numbers are both down slightly.

Among COVID-19 hospitalizations in Kansas, nearly one-third requre placement in the ICU, and 13% require a ventilator; those percentages are both down slightly.

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